Taught course

Systemic Teaching, Training and Supervision

Northumbria University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants typically come from a variety of health and social care professions and contexts. They must have successfully completed a postgraduate qualifying programme in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice and be eligible for UKCP registration as a Systemic Family Psychotherapist. They must have opportunities for relevant clinical supervisory practice while on the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The Diploma programme is accredited by the Association for Family Therapy and graduates are eligible for registration with AFT as Systemic Supervisors. The one-year course covers all aspects of supervisory and educational practices which foster the development of professional abilities and standards in supervision, teaching, training and organisational consultation.

A variety of educational contexts will offer you opportunities for learning through experience, reflection and reflexive dialogues about supervisory practice. These include practicing live supervision with students on a clinical placement as well as a consultation on your supervisory practice within different organisational contexts.

You will be required to attend for one day a fortnight for supervisory practice within a clinical placement, plus five full day workshops each year, and occasional group and individual tutorials. You can opt to study for an additional year to undertake a dissertation leading to a Masters.

Our programme emphasises transferable knowledge and skills to maximise opportunities and successful graduates go on to work in supervisory roles in a range of family therapy environments.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 243 7900